'''BBC Radio 1''' is a British radio broadcasting|radio station
operated by the BBC|British Broadcasting Corporation
which also broadcasts internationally, specialising in modern and current popular music
and chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7:00 pm, including electronic dance, hip hop, rock, indie or interviews. It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio
stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27.
[[http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/index.html "Annual Population Survey"]. Office for National Statistics'', 1967.]
Recently, the BBC claimed that it still targets the 15–29 age group,
although the average age of its UK audience in 2008 had risen to 33.
BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991.